Our Management Team

 

Senior Leadership Team

Phillipa Blakey

Chief Executive Officer
Phillipa grew up in Central Hawke’s Bay and now resides in Napier, following over 12 years working in senior health leadership roles in both private and public organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom. Prior to heading overseas, she spent time working at Hawke’s Bay District Health board heading up quality and risk, information management, corporate support, and planning and funding. Phillipa considers Hawke’s Bay ‘home’ and enjoys spending time with her whānau – including husband Gavin and four small grandchildren – as well as gardening, exploring cycleways and reconnecting with old friends.

Carina Burgess

Group Manager Corporate Services

Carina is Hawke’s Bay born and bred, starting out her career as a pharmacist. She has worked in quality, planning, project management, operational management and now leads the Corporate Services Team at Health Hawke’s Bay. Carina joined the team in October 2017.

 

Peter Satterthwaite

Group Manager Health Services and Innovation

Peter grew up in Auckland and studied medicine at Auckland University. After traveling and locuming, he vocationally trained in general practice and worked as a partner in a Devonport general practice for five years.

In the early 1990s he completed a Master of Public Health, Master of Business Administration and achieved fellowship in Public Health Medicine. From 1996 to 2008 Peter worked in a range of senior management roles in New Zealand including: Manager Strategic Planning, Contracts Manager, Acting General Manager Medical Surgical at Hawke’s Bay DHB, and Chief Information Officer and Director Clinical Planning at Capital & Coast DHB.

In 2008, Peter moved to Australia where he achieved fellowship in Medical Administration and worked as Executive/Director Medical Services in Darwin, Adelaide and Melbourne.  In these roles he has had responsibility for a broad range of portfolios and governance responsibilities including: medical workforce, credentialing, medical education, health information, clinical governance, quality & safety, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, fundraising, research governance, clinical ICT, consumer experience, medication safety, new technology assessment and infection control.

Peter is excited to be returning to work in Primary Care and being closely involved in Primary Healthcare delivery.

Fiona Thomson

Group Manager Practice Partnerships
  • Principal Advisor, General Practice NZ
  • Member, PES Governance Group
  • Member, General Practice Leaders’ Forum
  • PSAAP Appointed Agent, General Practice NZ

Fiona has a background in accounting, financial services and information systems and has been in executive management positions within primary care for 20 years.  Other industries she has worked in include finance, pulp and timber, meat processing and local government.

Fiona has a particular interest in the information platforms underpinning clinical service delivery and integrated care.  She was influential in the development of the GP2GP electronic file transfer service, the Integrated Performance and Incentive Framework (now Systems Level Measures), the NZ ePrescription Service and the National Enrolment Service. She was a founding Director of Patients First Ltd, the NZ quality and information programme for integrated care and a former chair of the NZ Primary Care Patient Experience Survey governance group.

Fiona divides her time between her work commitments in Wellington and Hawke’s Bay and her home in Napier.

Louise Haywood

Medical Director

Louise views herself as a Hawke’s Bay local having completed secondary school in Havelock North. She attended medical school at Auckland University. After completing her studies Louise returned to Hawke’s Bay where she held a range of positions, from House Surgeon and Paediatric Registrar at Hawke’s Bay Hospital. She started and completed her general practice vocational registration in Auckland and returned to Hawke’s Bay in 2011 for a better lifestyle for her young family.

Louise works part-time as a GP and business owner and is deputy chair of Hastings Health Centre. Louise joined the PHO in November 2019 and is excited about working to achieve better health outcomes for the whole community.

Henry Heke

Group Manager Māori Health

The Health Hawke’s Bay team has welcomed Henry Heke into the role of Group Manager Māori Health. Henry has accepted a 12-month secondment whilst still continuing with his role at HBDHB as Head of Intersector and Special Projects.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Henry spearheaded the Tihei Mauri Ora Emergency Response Centre to support Hawke’s Bay Māori and Pasifika communities which extended to include the Multi-cultural Association. His team made sure whānau pounamu (vulnerable families) received welfare support which included food parcels, clothing and firewood deliveries.

Henry spent 15 years with Te Puni Kokiri (Ministry for Māori Development) as a Māori Business Growth Advisor before moving into health. Henry’s appointment will enable Health Hawke’s Bay and HBDHB to work collaboratively and share the vision of ‘whānau ora, hapori ora’ (healthy families, healthy communities). Henry is passionate about te reo and tikanga, supporting kaupapa Māori practices at Health Hawke’s Bay.

Tania Page

Clinical Change Facilitator

Tania joins Health Hawkes Bay as Clinical Change Coordinator and brings with her experience and interest in continuous improvement and change management processors.  Tania grew up in Tokoroa and studied Nursing at Wairiki Polytechnic in Rotorua before traveling to England where she has been working for National Institute for Health Research embedding clinical research into Primary and Secondary services for patients with high health needs.  Tania is looking forward to utilising the skills and experience obtained abroad and applying them to improve health outcomes for Maori and Pacifica population in Hawkes Bay.

Corporate Services Team

Adrian Rasmussen

Information Systems Manager

Adrian has more than fifteen years’ experience in business intelligence, working in reporting, analytical and leadership roles which focus on providing robust insight to support strategic and operational business solutions. This experience in both the public (Spark and Fly Buys) and private sectors provides a wealth of knowledge which leads to an understanding that timely, actionable insights can make a huge positive impact to an organisation.  In short, Adrian loves finding nuggets of gold within the data.

Outside of work hours, Adrian loves spending time with his wife and two children and when he gets spare time, he enjoys swimming and surfing.

Tammy O’Neill

Finance Manager

Tammy is a Chartered Accountant and manages the finance function at Health Hawke’s Bay. She is responsible for the company’s monthly financial reporting, statutory annual reporting and assists the wider team with financial analysis for our various programmes as required.

Bonnie Lajunen

Human Resources Lead

Paul Denham

COVID Lead

Paul has more than 35 years in healthcare organisations in nursing, business development and sales, general management, and consulting roles. He has 15 years experience in the elective surgery sector holding territory manager, general manager, and national sales roles with Zimmer-Biomet, Stryker, and Johnson & Johnson. Paul has also been the business engagement manager for Southern Cross Primary Care. Most recently he has worked for ACC as a Strategic Partner and with Medtech Global as a Business Development Manager and as GM Operations at Hastings Health Centre. Paul’s role is to provide leadership and operational support to PHO Covid Projects including ongoing vaccination and testing initiatives.

Deb Fothergill

Health Programmes Manager

Deb has had significant success in both nursing and leadership roles within primary care.  In her role of General Practice Development Deb is looking forward to working alongside general practice teams to support the delivery of accessible high quality healthcare within a strong local primary care system.

Susanna Clark

Susanna Clark

Communications Coordinator

Susanna joins Health Hawke’s Bay as Communications Coordinator.

After working for Parliamentary Service for 23 years, she brings to the table an array of experiences.

Susanna is looking to utilise those experiences and skills, to ensure Health Hawke’s Bay delivers key health messages to stakeholders.